Mega double stuff oreo – impossible food wine pairing?!?

oreotasticLast Friday, there was a sleepy little site called This is why you’re fat that welcomed eight visitors. Today, the site will have over one million visitors!!

But that vertiginous traffic spike is not the only thing that will leave you feeling woozy; such dishes as the Turbaconducken (a chicken and a duck cooked inside a turkey, which is, in turn, covered in bacon), the 60-pound Rice Krispie treat, the seven pound breakfast burrito, or the meat ship (made from bacon, sausages, pastry, franks and pork mince) ought to do it as well.

There are so many things on there that are impossible to pair with wine we should really have it as the sister site to our impossible food-wine pairings! But in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s just tackle a chocolate one: the mega double stuff Oreo, photographed at right. So just which wine would you pair with that blend of hydrogenated soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup, soy lecithin, and chocolate? Or is it…impossible? Or feel free to weigh in (ahem) on any of the other delicacies on the site that strikes your fancy.

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22 Responses to “Mega double stuff oreo – impossible food wine pairing?!?”

  1. No question it’s Banyuls. But one of the cheaper ones 😉

  2. My first thought was same as Tim’s.

    Second thought is Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito… or a glass of buttermilk…

  3. I’m pretty sure the only appropriate pairing for this falls into another category of intoxicant.

    Starts with an “M”.

  4. Hrm…. well, this is definitely a pairing that’s a bit on the difficult side. I’ll give you that much. Assuming I would actually want to eat this many Oreos’ worth of filling at one time, I suppose I’d be looking for something strong enough and acidic enough to actually cut through all the sugar. Maybe a Shiraz or a full-bodied merlot? For the white wine lovers I’d recommend something dry — a nice Riesling, perhaps.

    When it comes to desserts though, I do like to sometimes dip into the wonderful world of dessert wines now and again — especially around holidays like Valentine’s Day when decadent desserts seem to be the order of the day. A nice, sweet sherry or port goes wonderfully with chocolate torte or a selection of truffles as an occasional treat.

  5. Okay. I admit, I am one of those people who finds absolute delight in pairing food and wine. True joy is found in the perfect pairing and I love a meal that represents the best in food and wine together. But for me, a perfect pair is relaxing and delightful. There is nothing better than savoring the moment when you have reached food and wine perfection, the sometimes illusive perfect pair. But why, in heavens name, would you even attempt to pair a lovely wine with something so disgusting as a mound of chemically created fat? There is nothing relaxing here. There is nothing beautiful. There is no such thing as the perfect wine for something as grotesque as this monument to obesity and excess. There is no love, there is no purpose except to defy all that is perfect about the perfect pair.

  6. i wasted an hour today going through the this is why you’re fat site…better said, it was one of the most entertaining hours i’ve spent on the web since the old days of hot or not. this site is hilarious and very gross at the same time, but a classic – i did my part to spread the word today, that’s for sure.

    as for pairing, there’s only one answer – a tall glass of very cold milk…

  7. Kahlua and hempmilk…for that extra-special headache 😡

  8. I am completely willing to admit that I do love an Oreo once in a while, they are actually available here in Italy.

    But that much Oreo white cream is just wrong. Exaggeration just does not go well with anything! lol.

  9. How about washing it down with a nice tall glass of cow urine?

    India’s Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine.

    The bovine brew is in the final stages of development by the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), India’s biggest and oldest Hindu nationalist group, according to the man who makes it.

    Om Prakash, the head of the department, said the drink – called “gau jal”, or “cow water” – in Sanskrit was undergoing laboratory tests and would be launched “very soon, maybe by the end of this year”.

  10. Anything thing besides “Pepto” is a waste of time I’m thinking.

  11. Mark, Holy cow! Talk about bracing acidity. But does it make you fat?

  12. The perfect wine for double stuff Oreo’s is Steel Black Bubbles. Without Question only Jed Steel could produce a wine of such versibility!

  13. I saw the photo and then read the caption, I was sold: “Deep Fried Peanut Butter-Covered Brownie Wrapped In Cookie Dough.” Of course, I don’t think I would ever attempt the entire item alone. It’s one of those desserts that would do well to be shared among the entire table.

  14. Why be snobby about food? Granted, this Oreo is much more stuffed than any I’ve ever eaten, I still love an Oreo now and again. I find it humorous when people express disgust over…well…a cookie. Even with a questionable ingredient list.

    Anyhow, to the matter at hand. A pairing. I would also have to go with Tim initially and say Banyuls. But what about beer? A Lindeman’s Framboise perhaps? Or a coffee with cognac and Mandarin Napoleon sounds downright delicious to me.

  15. I missed something… Where in this were we talking about food?

  16. I guess excess of anything isnt going to pair too well with any wine. But if it had to be paired maybe a sherry would do it

  17. Ripple.

  18. Gruner Veltliner. The answer is always Gruner Veltliner when you can’t come up with anything else. Just ask the next Sommelier you run into…

  19. […] pairings for a while. What with such nontraditional calorie bombs as bacon explosion and oreo tower under our proverbial belts already, perhaps we should ease back into this theme with something a […]

  20. I actually looked up which wine would be best to pair with an oreo…albeit not one of such enormous proportions. Being that I had none of the suggested wines on hand, I opted for Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc (the name was just too enticing). I wouldn’t say it was the perfect pairing, but it wasn’t too bad. So not too bad, in fact, that I opted for a few more oreos with my “Cupcake.”

  21. I am sitting here eating these delicious Oreo cookies and wondering about pairing them with wine. So, thanks to my trusted Google, this popped up first!

    I was thinking a nice light cab would go nicely with the Oreo. I am thinking of doing a pairing experiment and writing about it on my site….

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